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Selections from the expansive Special Collections of the Oberlin College Conservatory Library, including rare books and scores from the Violin Society of America/H.K. Goodkind Collection and the Frederick R. Selch Collection of American Music History.



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Topics: Hymns, English, Sight-singing, Solmization, Shape-note hymnals
Topics: Music, Church music, Musical instruments, Music theory -- Early works to 1800
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by Glareanus, Henricus, 1488-1563
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Topics: Music theory -- 16th century, Music, Greek and Roman -- History and criticism
Uniform title: Anleitung zu der musikalischen Gelahrtheit
Topic: Music -- Dictionaries -- German
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by Ehrlich, A., 1842-1921, editor
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Topic: String quartets (Musical groups)
Uniform title: Book of Psalmes Pt. 2, half title: The Psalmes in metre; colophon imprinted 1618.
Topic: Psalms (Music)
Topics: Songs with continuo, Music -- Instruction and study, Songs -- Texts, Music -- Dictionaries
Topics: Musical instruments -- Early works to 1800, Musical instruments -- History
Topics: Songs with lute, Songs with viola da gamba
Topic: Viola da gamba
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Uniform title: Klavierschule
Topics: Piano -- Instruction and study, Keyboard instruments -- Methods -- Early works to 1800
Topics: Fife -- Methods, Fife music
Continuously paginated: 2-63; some pages contain additional numbering, ending on page 79. 
Topics: Guitar -- Instruction and study, Guitar music, Dance music, Guitar -- Methods
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Topics: Harp, Celtic harp, Musical instruments -- Ireland, Musical instruments -- Scotland
Topic: viol -- methods -- early works to 1800
Topic: Flute -- Methods -- Self instruction
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by Butler, Pierce, 1807-1867. Compiler.
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Topic: flute and guitar music -- parts
Topic: Composition (Music)
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by Descartes, Rene, 1596-1650
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Topic: music -- acoustics and physics
Topics: Bells -- Early works to 1800, Bell ringers, Carillons
Half title: Mr. Newte's sermon concerning the lawfulness and use of organs in the Christian church
Topics: Church of England -- Sermons -- Early works to 1800, Organ (Musical instrument) -- History -- Early...
Another issue, with different title-page, is dated 1723; Second edition, Rome 1776, has title: Descrizione degl'istromenti armonici.
Topic: musical instruments
Uniform title: Vollkommene Capellmeister Dedication signed: Johann Mattheson. Conservatory copy is complete; folio; contemporary vellum; 36 cm.  Includes index ([15] pages), "Emendanda" ([2] pages), "P.S." ([2] pages) and "Neues Verzeichniss bisheriger Matthesonischer Wercke" ([1] page) at end. 
Topics: Music theory -- Early works to 1800, Conducting -- Early works to 1800
Topic: viol -- instruction and study
Topic: Mechanical musical instruments
Uniform title: Elementale mathematicum. VI, Musica. English
Topics: Music -- Early works to 1800, Music theory -- History -- 17th century
Topic: violin -- indexes
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by Pollini, Francesco, 1762-1846
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Topic: piano -- methods
Topics: Music -- Acoustics and physics -- 19th Century, Clavicylinder
Parallel title: Martial musician Marches and calls for fife and drum with instructions for the bass drum. T.p. verso contains notice of copyright 1817. "To which is added a collection for the fife, adapted to the foregoing on the drum." Grey-brown wrapper; printed from movable type.
Topics: Drum -- Methods, Fife -- Methods, Military calls -- United States, Military music -- United States,...
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by Haiden, Hans, 1536-1613
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Topics: Musical instruments -- Europe -- 16th-17th centuries, Music -- History and criticism -- 16th-17th...
Uniform title: Nouvelle méthode de basson Note: 1st ed., 1788, entitled: Méthode de basson--MGG.
Topic: Bassoon -- Methods
Includes dedicatory letter signed Vincenzo Colla, Torino, 30 novembre 1819, and preface (p. [iii]-viii).
Topic: Counterpoint
Includes author's "Descrizione d'un gravicembalo col piano, e forte ; aggiunte alcune considerazioni sopra gli strumenti musicali," describing the newly invented fortepiano, illustrated with an engraving of the hammer mechanism that differentiated it from its predecessor, the harpsichord (p. 309-315). Errors in pagination: p. 91 misprinted as 61, 170-175 as 180-185, and 376 as 316.
Uniform title: Instructions for the pianoforte Engraved throughout. Advertised in the New York evening post, March 21, 1821, as "Just published." Engraved ill. by Hoogland depicts a woman playing an upright piano labeled Dubois Stodart.
Topic: Piano -- Methods
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by Alembert, Jean Le Rond d', 1717-1783 ; Diderot, Denis, 1713-1783
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Title from plate captions "Instrumens de musique" and "Luthier."  Two groups of plates detached from a 4to ed. of the Recueil de planches of the Encyclopédie, possibly printed at Lausanne, 1780-1782.--BM v. 52, p. 542 .  Instrumens de musique plates 1-17 also numbered 42-51. Luthier plates 2-21 also numbered 65-74.
Topic: Musical instruments -- Pictorial works
Includes author's pref. (p. [4]) and index of tunes. "Instructions for the drum" (p. [5]-19; "Instructions for the fife" (p. 20-25). P. 43 misprinted as 4. Olive wrapper; printed from movable type by J.J. Williams.
Topics: Drum -- Methods, Fife -- Methods, Fife and drum corps music -- Scores, Marches (Fife and drum) --...
Topics: music theory -- early works to 1800, musical instruments
Parallel title: Musical anthology Includes Table of contents (p. [iii]-iv), introduction by the editor (prelim. p. [1]), and 37 numbered engraved plates of instruments inserted throughout, many out of order (1 folded and colored, missing plate 17). Red ribbed-pattern paper boards, with blind stamped borders, center gilt lyre, and gilt title and decoration on spine. Provenance: Carrie L. Sanford (?) in ink on front end paper.
Topics: Music -- History and criticism, Musical instruments
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by Kohler, G. H. (Gottlieb Heinrich), 1765-1833
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Uniform title: Duets, flutes (2), op. 28 Varying form of title: Duos concertants Publisher's no.: Chez Schott no. 284.
Topic: Flute music (Flutes (2)) -- Parts
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by Butler, Pierce, 1807-1867. Compiler.
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Topic: flute and guitar music -- parts
Topics: Instrumental music, Flute -- Instruction and study, Viols -- Instruction and study, Oboe --...
Topics: Flute -- Methods, Flute music, Flute -- Studies and exercises
Topic: Flute -- Methods -- Early works to 1800
Anthems, hymns, fuguing tunes and psalm tunes for unacc. mixed voices (SATB). Includes chart of musical characters (prelim. p. [iii]}, instructions in English in 8 lessons "to the several teachers of music in this and the adjacent states (prelim. p. [iv]-xi), "Commentary on the preceding rules, by way of dialogue between master and scholar (prelim. p. [xii]-xxxiv), and score of Continental harmony (p. [37]- 199). Provenance: "Presented to Asa Mann by Solon W. Pratt in Weymouth,...
Topics: Anthems, Hymns, English -- United States, Choruses, Sacred (Mixed voices, 4 parts), Unaccompanied,...
Topics: Hymns, German, Hymns, English, Shape-note hymnals
Topics: music in the bible, engraving, flemish
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by Drobs, Johann Andreas, 1784-1825
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Uniform title: Praludien, drey Fugetten und eine Fuge
Topic: Organ music
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by Sibire, Sébastien-André, 1757; Lupot, Nicolas, 1758-1824
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"Based on material furnished by Nicolas Lupot"--Avertissement, p. i-x.
Topics: Violin -- Construction, Stringed instruments
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by n/a
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Songs by various named and unnamed composers, principally for high voice with figured bass; part for flute printed at the end of most songs. Chiefly English words; 2 songs have Italian words. Among the composers named are Handel, Purcell, Corelli, Turner, Green, Leveridge, Vanbrugh, Monro, Gunn, Lampe, Gladwin, Boyce, Carey, Putti, Popely, Holcombe, Arne, Digard, Stanley, Howard, Hudson, Festing, Vincent, Neale, C. Smith, Jr., John C. Smith, Wichello, Bliondoracellini, Wm. Fisher, Gouge,...
Topics: Songs (High voice) with continuo, Songs (High voice) with harpsichord
Uniform title: Questions harmoniques
Topic: Music -- Philosophy and aesthetics
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by Cavaille-Coll, Aristide, 1811-1899
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Topics: Organ (Musical instrument) -- Construction, Organ (Musical instrument) -- Registration
Uniform title: Maître de clavecin pour l'accompagnement
Topic: Musical accompaniment
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Topics: Harp, Celtic harp, Musical instruments -- England, Musical instruments -- Ireland
Uniform title: New musical grammar
Topics: Music -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. -- Early works to 1800, Music theory -- History -- Early works to...
"The first book, the third edition, very much enlarged and corrected."
Topic: Choruses, Sacred, with organ
Topic: Recorder (Musical instrument) -- Methods -- Early works to 1800
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by Le Jeune, Claude, -1600
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Uniform title: Chansons. Selections 6 parts in 1 volume. Unacc. part songs. With introduction by Judic Mardo. Modernized or corrected spellings in contents note from: Claude Le Jeune (v. 1530-1600) / Isabelle His.
Topics: Polyphonic chansons, Part songs, Sacred
Topic: Violin -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800
Topic: Violin -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800
Topic: Madrigals, English
With: The Psalms, hymns and spiritual songs of the Old and New-Testament / faithfully translated into English metre for the use, edification, and comfort of the saints in public and private, especiallly in New-England. The twenty -sixth edition. Boston, NE : Printed by J. Draper for J.Edwards in Cornhil [Cornhill?],1744.
Topic: Psalmody
Topic: Guitar -- Methods -- Early works to 1800
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by Gehot, Joseph, 1756-ca. 1820
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Uniform title: Treatise on the theory and practice of music
Topic: Music -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800
Topic: Violin -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800
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by Bartl, Franz Konrad, 1750-1813
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Engraved title page and 5 copper plates.
Topic: Glass harmonica -- Early works to 1800
Uniform title: Versuch einer Anleitung zur heroisch-musikalischen Trompeter- und Pauker-Kunst
Topics: Trumpet -- Instruction and study -- Early works to 1800, Timpani -- Instruction and study -- Early...
Uniform title: Versuch über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen Vol. 2 subtitle: Zweiter Theil, in welchem die Lehre von dem Accompagnement und der freyen Fantasie abgehandelt wird, nebst einer Kupfertafel. Includes 3rd part, separate vol., (41 cm.), a musical supplement to the Versuch, with t.p.: Exempel nebst achtzehn Probe-Stücken in sechs Sonaten zu Carl Philipp Emanuel Bachs Versuche über die wahre Art das Clavier zu spielen, mit sechs neuen Clavier-Stücken vermehrt auf XXXI...
Topics: Keyboard instruments -- Methods -- Early works to 1800, Performance practice (Music) -- History --...
Topic: Lute
Topics: Musical temperament, Tuning
Uniform title: Whole book of Psalms
Topics: Psalms (Music), Hymns, English, Psalters/vEarly works to 1800
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by Gauzargues, Charles, approximately 1725-1799
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Topic: Harmony
Topic: Cello -- Instruction and study
Topic: Music theory
Music notes diamond-shaped. An enlarged collection of the tunes (round notes) was published in 1770 under title: The Essex harmony.
Topics: Hymns, English, Tune-books, Psalmody